Blogger.com Review

Google the owner of blogger.comIn this Blogger.com Review, formerly Blogspot.com, which is a free domain service provider., use as a publishing platform for content.

Both are owned by Google and the terms have come to be used to enter changeable. In this article, we are going to be focusing on reviewing Blogger.

Once you have your domain name the rest of the system you’re using is on Blogger and this is where you will publish your blog. If you were to do a Google search for Blogspot you’re going to end up being referred to Blogger.com and that’s where you’ll be doing all your work.

Also, let me say do not get confused with the term bloggers. A blogger writes blog posts. Blogger is a company owned by Google.

Blogger Review

Name: Blogger
Website: http://blogger.com
Price: Free
Owners: Google
Overall Rank: 90 out of 100

Blogger.com Product Overview

Blogger is a blogging platform owned by Google. You join at Blogger.com even if you type into your browser BlogSpot.com.

The Good & the Bad

The Good:

PRO #1 – Free to join.
PRO #2 – Easy to use.
PRO #3 – Can set up multiple blogs in various niches quickly and easily.

The Bad:

CON #1 – Google can cancel you at any time.
CON #2 – Not able to add plugins.
CON #3- Customer support

Who is Blogger For?

The majority of people who get started with blogger do so because it’s free to use. You don’t get charged anything for any of the features or services that come with this blogging platform.

You start by choosing a domain name and have it posted online as a Blogspot domain. However, many people will purchase their own domain name and either redirect it to their Blogspot URL or change the name servers and have their own domain name become permanent.

blogger a free platform for publishing contentAnother reason that people choose to host their blogs with blogger is that it’s very easy to tie the Google AdSense affiliate program into it. If you are thinking about starting a blog and making money with Google AdSense this can be a way to go.

This program is very easy to get started with which makes it perfect for beginner bloggers. It is also very easy to put the ads on your blog and start making money right away after Google approves you.

Blogger Tools & Training

Google offers a number of blog templates you choose from to build your blog on. Google has done an ok job keeping these up to date although there are nowhere near the number of themes you would get WordPress.

In terms of training, the place to start is here.

You will find articles on getting started with Blogger, setting up your blog, posting, adding images and videos, and much more. Google also has its own blog where you can get up to date tips on using the Blogger platform from their own Google team. http://blogger.googleblog.com

Blogger Support

Google does have a forum for its Blogger members: https://support.google.com/blogger/community/?hl=en&gpf=23!forum2Fblogger

If you do not find the answer to what you are looking for, you can ask a question to the community here.

Google asks that you follow their content policy when posting a question.

Is this good enough? Maybe and maybe not.

If you’re stuck you probably need help right now. Asking questions and waiting for a reply I know in my case wouldn’t be good enough.

That’s one of the things I’ve always liked about professional hosting companies such as Bluehost or GoDaddy. You can receive in real time replies in the form of chatting or even picking up the phone and calling them.

Blogger Price

posting content on your blog on blogger.comOf course, Google is offering a free service so you get what you pay for when it comes to customer service. As we stated several times now the price for setting up your own blog spot URL and posting articles on your own blogger blog is free.

For a long-term solution, this may or may not be what you’re looking to do. The fact that Google can cancel you at any time is worrisome, but if you just want to test out a blog, or you’re just looking to get some online content and a free blog it’s tough to beat this platform at the price.

My Final Opinion of Blogger

I had several blogger blogs over the years. One thing I did not like was having the Blogspot name in the URL.

Anyone that uses the Internet on a regular basis knows this is a free blogging platform. It’s just not as professional as having your own domain name hosted with a professional hosting service.

However, the fact you can change the name servers, and make the Blogspot URL your new domain name, does take away that disadvantage.

The other biggest problem is the fact that Google can cancel your blog at any time. I would definitely suggest you copy all content and keep it in a separate file just in case this happens to you.

Google is not going to give you any notice. Waking up someday and finding your blog gone, and all your hard work down the drain is extremely discouraging.

However, if you just want to do occasional posting, and don’t want to pay anything for a domain name or hosting, the Blogspot URL and blogger blog and platform might be just what you’re looking for. It is very s\easy to set up and use.

Blogger at a Glance…

Name: Blogger

Website: http://Blogger.com
Owners: Google
Price: Free
Overall Scam Rank: 90 out of 100

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10 Comments

  1. Mark

    With blogging and websites going mainstream today, your review of the blogger platform will catch the attention of many readers.  You have very relevant content on the topic, and your review of blogger goes in depth so that a new person would be able to use your information successfully.  Thank You

    • Bishop

      Hey Mark, my whole emphasis on building this website is to make it easy for the newcomers. After they understand and become a free member of Wealthy Affiliate, they will go through the process of building their website, and WA will take them to the next level. I do not need to do that. That is the reason why Wealthy Affiliate and I make an excellent Partnership.

      I still have websites with Blogger.com and they still do well on the search engines, although I stop working on them or posting. I may even have a few comments that I did not get to answer. Thank you for the positive feedback.

  2. RoDarrick

    Hello Bishop, helpful content you have up here in this post. I once hosted my blog on this platform, and I found it very easy to navigate and friendly to use then, compared to other options. I got started with this, and I chipped in all I know and my effort to make it work. 

    I had even connected my AdSense to it, and I’ve been making little cash until google blocked me out of the blue. I was shocked and queried them a lot with many emails yet; no real reason was given. It was very disheartening then though. But all the same, the platform was excellent when I was using it.

    • Bishop

      Yes, I had no problem in the past with this platform but stop using it a while now, since WordPress came to the rescue.

      Google looks and makes a decision and sometimes do not inform you in advance or give you any warnings on why they make the decision. Thank you for your input here.

  3. Cheryl Kohan

    This is a good review, David. You’re right about starting with a free platform, too. It’s a good way to learn the ropes.

    I wasn’t aware that they could cancel you at any time so that’s a bit of a worry. There must have to be a good reason…if you’ve violated a rule, maybe.

    I had a Blogger site years ago (when it was still Blogspot) but I bought my own domain name. It was strictly a personal journal where I wrote about life at our Minnesota lake home and all of our travels, etc. It was a lot of fun and easy to use. I followed a lot of other Blogger blogs, too, and still, do. 

    Thanks for this helpful review!

    • Bishop

      The internet has evolved since and there are lots of plugins that are available to do the work for you on your website. This is one disadvantage of using a blogger.com website, the inability to download plugins and installed them on your website.

      Glad that you have the experience with that website, and yes, Google can shut you down if you go against their policies. I use it sometimes for backlinks, something I would discuss in an upcoming post. Thank you for your feedback and input.

  4. Matt's Mom

    Blogging is undoubtedly popular in today’s world.  I have a blog myself.  I suppose this would be a great way to start and test the blog waters 🙂 Personally, though I like having my website name in the URL.  

    Seems like when I search, that websites with the name in the URL come up first.  So I am thinking that being ranked on Google or Yahoo might not be as good thru blogger.  Would that be a correct assumption?

    • Bishop

      Hey Matt, having your name in the URL is best for SEO and that is the reason those sites rank much better than Blogger, com websites. It shows that you know your SEO criteria and is definitely a good assumption. Thank you for your input here, and wish you all the best with your business.

  5. Fran

    Thank you for your review.  The thought struck me as I read your post that Blogger might be a great place to practice some techniques. You could use it to try things out to see how they work.  Then you can write a new post in your “real” website.  It sounds like the training is rather minimal, so seems like it would be the place to try something new.  If it is just for practice, it won’t matter much if Google cancels it.  

    It’s nice that it is free, but not sure that they offer very much.  What about keywords?  Or SEO training?  Or do we assume that the site is for people who already know how to handle the basics?  Interesting…Google sure has their Google fist in lots of pies.

    • Bishop

      Blogger has been around for some time now, and there is a lot of established website on this platform. Some people used it in different ways to link to their websites and had gotten some good results, so you can practice with it be sure that whatever that bis live on the internet stays, and if not used properly can hurt your rankings.

      Google is the Internet Giant and anything that is necessary to build a business online, Google will create and give away for free. Blogger.com is no different. Understanding Keywords and SEO is another story and there are lots of programs online to help you with that. My best choice would be Wealthy Affiliate Free training.

      Hope that helps! and thank you for the feedback.

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